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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:55 pm on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Health) 7:55 pm, 20th July 2015

Should the hon. Gentleman not recognise that if these people want to work, it is the lack of support and the lack of jobs that is preventing them from getting into work. Why punish them by taking money away? It is like removing the crutches from someone who has just lost a leg before we give them the new limb. Let us get them into work—then they will not need the support.